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About Us

St Saviour on the Cliff, Shanklin and The Good Shepherd, Lake are within the Diocese of Portsmouth and are in the Catholic tradition of the Church of England. The patron of the Benefice is the Bishop of Portsmouth. Both churches are members of The Society St Wilfred & St Hilda, and under the provisions of the Five Guiding Principles, episcopal sacramental ministry is provided by the Bishop of Richborough. 

The Mass is celebrated daily in the Benefice, alternating between the two churches.

The daily Mass is the top priority in the life of the Benefice. 

Our Benefice Mission Priorities include becoming Dementia Friendly churches, with a Benefice Tranquility Garden being created in the grounds of The Good Shepherd. A monthly Mass with Ministry of Healing takes place, alternating between the two churches. The Walsingham Cell meets for Mass and Rosary, usually at the Good Shepherd, once a month on a Saturday morning, following Mass. Lectio Divina at St Saviour's and Holy Hour at Good Shepherd draw a following from both congregations each week.

Window at St Saviour's showing The Good Shepherd (left) and Christ the Redeemer (right)